Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.
This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:
-Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord.
-Nolo's Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide.
-A bound summary of all material presented.
-Your choice of one conflict resolution, book, either The Good Landlord by Peter Shapiro or Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher.
-A MassLandlords ballpoint pen.
-A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership.
-A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.
-8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
-8:45 - Rental markets
Urban, suburban, rural
Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
-8:55 - Property selection
Lead paint (Legal highlight)
Bones vs surfaces
Repairs and renovations
Durable vs beautiful
What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
-9:05 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
Branding a small business
Getting more or fewer calls
Tips and tricks
-9:45 - Break
-9:55 - Applications and screening
Criminal, credit, eviction
Discrimination (legal highlight)
Tenant Screening Workshop
-10:50 - Rental Forms
Lease vs Tenancy at Will
-11:10 - Legal Matters
Water and electrical submetering
Housing Court vs District Court
Warranty of habitability
-12:10 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
-12:40 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
Keeping the rent roll and expenses
To manage or not to mange
Tenants as customers
Lease violations and conflict resolution
-1:15 - Overview of books and resources for further education
-1:20 - Review of unanswered questions
-1:40 - End
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge, MA 02134
Accessing from the T
Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
Cross to the side of Main St. with the Chipotle and walk up the street towards Broadway, passing the Chipotle on your left.
You will then round the corner to the left and One Broadway will be across the street diagonally.
Cross over Third St. and Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.
For all attendees Upon entering One Broadway, you will need to check in with the lobby security. You'll just need to show your ID and let them know you're going to the MassLandlords event in the 14th floor Charles Room.
Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking has affordable rates and is a short walk from the venue, click here for details
Fresh Baked Pastries, Muffins and Donuts
Variety of Bagels with Cream Cheese and Butter
Fresh Cut Fruit
Soft Drinks, ice tea, lemonade, and water
*Dietary restrictions: purchase a ticket one week in advance and email firstname.lastname@example.org
, we will accommodate you.
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
Advance registration required: